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Allen W Song

Professor in Radiology
Brain Imaging and Analysis Ctr, Box 3918, Durham, NC 27710
40 Duke Medicine Circle, Davison 414, Box 3918, Durham, NC 27710


The research in our lab is concerned with advancing structural and functional MRI methodologies (e.g. fast and high-resolution imaging techniques) for human brain imaging. We also aim to improve our understanding of functional brain signals, including spatiotemporal characterizations of the blood oxygenation level dependent contrast and alternative contrast mechanisms that are more directly linked to the neuronal activities. Additional effort is invested in applying and validating the developed methods to study human functional neuroanatomy.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor in Radiology · 2006 - Present Radiology, Clinical Science Departments
Director of the Center for Brain Imaging and Analysis · 2006 - Present Duke-UNC Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, Institutes and Centers
Professor of Biomedical Engineering · 2006 - Present Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
Professor in Neurobiology · 2007 - Present Neurobiology, Basic Science Departments
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences · 2021 - Present Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences · 2008 - Present Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Medical College of Wisconsin · 1995 Ph.D.